We have established a volunteer Board of Trustees to oversee the Foundation and seek to include representation by parents from each of Inman’s feeder elementary school zones, as well as the Inman school administration, PTO and GO Team. The Board works with the administration to spotlight projects, identify resource needs and fund initiatives not covered by the District budget.
The current parent representatives to the Board are:
Kevin Lyman, President (Morningside): Kevin and his wife Jenny currently have a 7th grade son at Inman and a 5th grade daughter at Morningside Elementary School. Kevin is a vestry member at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, a board member for Covenant Community and a president of the Morningside Elementary School Foundation and the Morningside Lenox Park Association. He is Director of Global Investment Initiatives at Invesco Ltd., a global investment management firm headquartered in Atlanta, and previously worked as an attorney for the firm. Kevin is extremely excited about the opportunity to work with other Inman families to grow the Foundation and achieve its goal of making Inman the best middle school, public or private, in Georgia!
Geoff Hodgson, Treasurer (Morningside): Geoffrey Hodgson is a Co-Founder and CEO of FIG Partners, LLC. A recognized thought leader in community banking, Geoff has more than 22 years of financial services experience, with a focus on community banking and thrifts. As CEO, he oversees the strategic direction and operations of FIG Partners in its locations across the country. Earlier in his career, Geoff was a bank equity business development officer for Trident Securities and an analyst for SunTrust Capital Markets, where he focused on community bank asset and liability management. Geoff has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia and Master of Science in Finance from Georgia State University. Geoff is married to Megan and they have been a member of the Grady cluster since 2007 with a rising 5th grade daughter (Elle) at MES, a rising 9th grade son (Bryant) at Inman and a rising (Grace) who graduated from Grady in 2018.
Kendall Harlicka, Secretary (Mary Lin): Kendall is a native Atlantan (with a few address changes over the years between childhood and adulthood in NC, TX, CA & CO) and has been a member of the Grady Cluster community since 2008 when her oldest daughter Avery, an 9th grader at Grady, started Pre-K at Mary Lin. Her youngest daughter, Chloe, is a now a 6th grader at Inman. Kendall is married to Todd and they have lived in the Candler Park/Lake Claire neighborhood since 2003. After working for Time Inc. in the Atlanta Advertising Sales Office for Sports Illustrated and Time magazines for 11 years, she finally fulfilled her dream to become a full-time stay at home mom in February 2011 and has been loving the title ever since. Prior to Time Inc. she worked for The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in the Membership/Events Department with the Corporate Volunteers on the MACOC Fundraising Campaigns for 5 years. Kendall has enjoyed volunteering as class mom for both her girl’s over the years as well as helping out with special class/grade events and in various capacities whenever needed. She has also enjoyed volunteering with her husband who is on the Board for the Georgia Chapter of The Gift of Adoption. Kendall is serving her second term on Inman’s Foundation and is very excited to continue to be involved and see what the Foundation and Inman Family can accomplish together in 2017-2018.
Julia Day Neighbors, Trustee (Hope-Hill): Julia is a past President of Council of In-town Neighborhood Schools (CINS) and former Chair of the CINS Grant committee. She also served as the Chair of Fourth Ward Neighbors Education Committee and served on the boards of Centennial Elementary School Foundation and the Hope-Hill Foundation. A 16-year resident of the Old Fourth Ward, she has a son Kaden who is an 8th grader at Inman. Julia is a career child advocate (child welfare, maltreatment prevention, juvenile justice).
Susan Lin, Trustee (SPARK): Susan and her husband Jimmy have lived in Virginia-Highland since 2004. They have 3 children in the Grady cluster: Jayden (rising 6th), Evan (3rd) and Avery (1st). Susan recently completed 2 years as the SPARK PTO Treasurer, and has also volunteered as SPARK Spirit Wear co-chair, room parent, Daisy troop treasurer, and on the Virginia-Highland Morningside Parent Association (VHMPA) board. She is currently self-employed as a business and finance consultant, and has 8 years of corporate finance experience with The Home Depot. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from UF and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.
Kim Meyer, Trustee (Mary Lin): Kim has been a member of the Grady Cluster family since 2010 when her oldest son (now an 8th grader at Inman) started kindergarten. Kim’s youngest son is a 4th grader at Mary Lin. She is married to Rob and prior to taking on full-time mom status, she had a career in human resources and served as HR Director for a company of 400+ employees. Kim served as the Mary Lin Foundation Chair for the 2016-2017 school year during which she co-managed the successful completion of the first annual Rocket Fuel Fund, which raised over $120,000 for Mary Lin. Prior to joining the Mary Lin Education Foundation, she was actively involved in the Mary Lin PTA since 2012 by serving as PTA Communication VP for 2 years and then President for two consecutive school years. Kim is serving her second term on Inman’s Foundation and is enthusiastic about its solid support of our Inman Eagles!
Annie D’Agostino, Trustee (Mary Lin): Annie is from Orlando, Florida. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Texas. Annie is currently a stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur that recently established State Street Stitchery, an Atlanta based studio where she teaches sewing skills. She has volunteered extensively for our Grady Cluster as Mary Lin’s PTA Communications VP for two consecutive years and then as PTA Secretary during the 2016-2017 school year. Annie and her husband Josh currently have three daughters enrolled in the Grady Cluster (Lin and Inman) – Elena (8th), Sari (6th) and Mira (4th).
Stephanie Palep, Trustee (SPARK): Stephanie is originally from Memphis and has been living in Atlanta since 1996. She worked at Arthur Andersen and then Delta as a tax accountant until she and her husband, Tarun, had the first of three daughters (Anika—9th grade at Grady, Hanna—8th grade at Inman and Maya—3rd grade at SPARK). They lived in Forsyth County for 10 years and during that time she served on the PTA board for one year as the VP of Fundraising and volunteered for many school functions (including room mom). After spending 2012 in Puerto Rico, where her husband’s business is located, they moved back to Atlanta in 2013 and settled in Midtown. Stephanie enjoys volunteering at her daughters’ schools and is serving her second year on the board for the Inman Middle School Foundation.
Bingham Ulsh, Trustee (Morningside): Bingham Ulsh and her husband, Andy, live in Morningside and have two sons, Drew, 11 years old and Glover, 7 years old. Drew will be in 7th grade at Inman and Glover will be in 3rd grade at Morningside. Bingham grew up in Newnan, GA, went to high school at St. Mark’s School, in Southborough, MA, later graduating with a Journalism degree from University of Georgia. A former elementary public school teacher, Bingham values the important role Inman plays in our children’s lives.
Maria Zufall, Trustee (SPARK): Maria and her husband, Bill Chan, are the parents to Zoe
(9th grader at Grady), Zachary (6th grader at Inman) and Abigail (a kindergartener at SPARK). Over the years, Maria has volunteered for various SPARK activities, including: SPARK after Dark co-chair (annual fundraiser, 2 years); room parent (multiple years), Girl Scout troop co-leader, and SPARK kindergarten ambassador. She looks forward to becoming more involved at Inman. Maria has degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University (B.S.) an Carnegie Mellon University (M.S. and Ph.D). She is a registered professional engineer in Georgia and is currently Director of Air Quality Permitting at Georgia-Pacific LLC.
Keely Muse, PTO Representative: Keely Walker Muse is an Atlanta transplant married Wynn M
use, a rare Atlanta native. Keely and Wynn and have lived in Piedmont Heights/Grady Cluster since 2003, targeting the area specifically for their strong public schools. Keely is the mother to two daughters, Tuesday (7th grader, Inman) and Ramona (3rd grader, Morningside). Keely enjoys volunteering in her community. She has previously served as a board member for the Georgia Environmental Education Alliance and the Piedmont Heights Civic Association. Keely has been involved with the MES PTA since Tuesday entered kindergarten, including seven years as MES Science Night Chair among many other ad-hoc volunteer activities including Girl Scout troop co-leader. Keely has a degree in Film & Television from Florida State University and currently works at Crazy Legs Productions executive producing network documentary and reality television series.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved in the Foundation, please feel free to contact any of the Board members listed above. We are always looking for volunteers!